Where the Ribbon Ends

Where the Ribbon Ends Studio

Our beautiful private cake studio based here at Jervaulx Abbey Tearooms is where we create all our multi award winning wedding cakes, celebration cakes and postal box range.  Everything baked and created by our family.  We have a dedicated website with lots more information, online shop and contact form 

We have display cakes out on a daily basis, holding wedding cake consultations here too.  Within our cake studio, with plenty of displays to see our work up close.  Inspiration and creative area, to enjoy planning your wedding cake!


How we started


Where the Ribbon Ends was started by Gayle Burdon, now Gayle Hussan, what had started as a hobby is now a multi-award winning wedding cake business.  In 2014 Gayle returned home to Jervaulx.  With a stunning display within the Tearooms, in 2019 we diversified part of the Tearooms to create a studio for us to carrying on expanding our range, from desert tables, semi naked cakes, hand painted cakes and sugar flowers.



Walking past a cake shop in York, Gayle saw an evening class advertised and thought it would be a great hobby, but once she started, she couldn’t stop. Constantly searching for fresh ideas and practising, she was soon asked to create a wedding cake for a friend. From then on it became a full time hobby and has developed into a passion.

With years of experience, Gayle continues to create luxury, contemporary and incredibly detailed cakes, take a look at Where the Ribbon Ends website for more information and photos.

Cakes are baked by Gayle’s sister, Anna, who has baked for the Tearooms since returning in 2009.  We have a delicious selection of cakes, some flavours we serve in the tearooms also.  Mum, Carol, who taught us how to bake from a young age, still bakes with us and concentrates on free from products and other sweet treat items.

We have a range of desserts to create full dessert tables to individual favours.  Macaroons or biscuits which can be hand painted, even adding your guests names to create a favour and place name.

In 2019, we won the wedding industry national award for best cake maker and decorator.  We were blown away as the judging consistited of reviews from previous couples, this feedback meant the world to us. In 2020, we won again nationally for the best cake maker and decorator.

Prior to Covid and the lock downs we had started a postal range, we are pleased to have extended our range and have a lovely online webshop.  Items can be posted across the U.K. mainland, with tracked 24 included in the costs.  Visit our webshop.

Huge thanks to Freya Raby for our beautiful branding imagery